Longwood Writers Guild will meet Mon., Jan. 23, 7 p.m., BAPA Community Room, 11109 S. Longwood Dr. Bring something you are working on to share with the group, or write from the prompt.
Prompt: I (he, she) always get the shopping cart with the wobbly wheel.
- LWG member Lydia Barnes will be reading at The Frunchroom reading series, Thurs., Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., Beverly Woods, 115th and Western. Lydia just had one of her poems publioshed in Revise the Psalm, a collection of works celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks. Here’s a link for more information: http://www.curbsidesplendor.com/books/revise-the-psalm-work-celebrating-the-writing-of-gwendolyn-brooks
- Words by Friends, an evening of local authors reading their work, will held Wed., Jan. 25, 7 to 9 p.m. also at the BAPA Community Room. BYOB and bring your friends. These are informal evenings, lots of fun, and if there’s time, open mic follows the scheduled readers. Admission is free; donations will be accepted for the I Am Who I Am foundation
- The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 Raymond Ave., will host open mic readings Sat., Feb. 4, 11 a.m. 5 minute time limit. Info: 708-422-4990 or www.olpl.org